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So...last year we moved from a Medieval dwelling to a modern one. It was a good decision. I miss the romance of living in something so many hundreds of years old, but the trade-off was poor indoor light and no parking space. In the new apartment I barely have to switch on a light bulb. We also now have secure off-street parking and even a small garden.
The ONLY downside - but it's quite a big one - is that the walls and floors/ceilings are not as thick as the old place so we do hear raised voices and footfalls (with shoe wearers). We also have an adorable 2 year old living above us with a tendency to exuberance - plus he also thinks he's a dog!
Therefore my new quest in 2018 is soundproofing!
So far I have researched sound-absorbing paint, soundproof curtains and sound-blocking panels.
It's a pity that there aren't many rules here regarding apartment living, such as removing outdoor shoes, laying carpets/rugs. It's an even bigger shame that the apartment block wasn't soundproofed at the construction stage. I have no desire for my neighbours to hear my every move so I'm slowly adding various features. Since many of these soundproofing products are not easy to find in Italy and since my budget is limited I'm going to sew my own soundproof curtains. I've read that wool is a great natural absorber so I'll be layering that between my fancy fabric and the lining - I'll let you know how that goes. I've also ordered some large wool rugs for all of the rooms. The most challenging will be soundproof wall panels but the fun part will be that I will cover them with my own design, so I'm quite looking forward to that.
Post to be continued...
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